Sounds pessimistic? Yes it is. People are being too idealistic by saying ‘Persistence is the key to success’. Yes, no body can deny it. The mistake here is they just ignore the fact that giving up sometime could be the key to move forward. Why is it essential? Why is it necessary to give up? Because it allows you to focus your energy on the few things that are truly important. By giving up, you are actually:

1. Stop unfruitful effort. What’s the point of spending your time and energy on something that doesn’t work? The more you spend your time and energy there, the more you waste your resources. Just like studying. If in 15 minutes you don’t get anything, just stop and find a different way to study.

2. Avoid spreading yourself too thin. There are probably many things that you want to achieve. But you can’t achieve everything you want. Your resources are limited so you need to choose and prioritize. If you try to do too many things at once you will end up achieving nothing. Be clear with your main goal and you won’t be dissapointed with the fruit that you harvest.

3. Reduce your stress. Pursuing too many things means giving yourself unnecessary pressure. Don’t let your ambition stop you from enjoying your life. Manage your stress well.

4. Free up time for your loved ones. Don’t be so busy that you don’t have time for your loved ones. By giving up, you ease your burden and free up time to build meaningful relationships.

Let’s move forward! =)

The most important human endeavor is the striving for morality in our actions. Our inner balance and even our very existence depend on it. Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.

Albert Einstein